AIMPLB expels member over opinion on Ayodhya

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AIMPLB expels member over opinion on Ayodhya

In a statement issued later, the board said it "once again emphasises the basic level of Shariah that the land dedicated for Masjid can not be sold, gifted or in any way alienated".

Salman Nadvi, a member of the Executive Committee of AIMPLB is also attending the Hyderabad session but appeared to be completely isolated as most of the participants at the meeting were unhappy for breaking the ranks with the Board.

According to PTI, on Sunday, Nadvi, who met Art of Living (AOL) founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar earlier this week, said he favoured an amicable settlement of the Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi dispute.

The Ram Janambhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute has been festering between Hindus and Muslims since the late 19th century over a piece of land, which is claimed by the former to be the birthplace of Hindu Lord Ram and therefore advocate the construction of a Ram Temple.

Jilani, a member of Babri Masjid committee of the board, said Nadvi's proposal was against the consistent stand of the board that the land of mosque can never be sold, gifted or exchanged and that the matter should be decided by the Supreme Court. The AIMPLB member on Friday had said that there should be an out of the court settlement in the Ram Mandir-Babri Masjid case.

The land dedicated for masjid can not be sold, gifted or in any way alienated, AIMPLB said in a statement.

All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief said there will no compromise on the issue related to Babri Masjid and triple talaq bill. "It is against the constitutional provisions which were given to the minorities", he said. The board will also deliberate if a clause of prohibited instant talaq should be included in the Muslim marriage contract.

Reiterating its earlier stand that mosque can not be gifted, sold or shifted, AIMPLB today expelled Nadwi.

At the 26th plenary of the AIMPLB in Hyderabad, Maulana Nadvi had suggested that shifting the mosque away from the disputed site of Ayodhya and developing a university at the disputed site could be considered as a solution to the Ayodhya dispute.

He had barely summed up when board members Arif Masood, Zafaryab Jeelani, Asaduddin Owaisi, Qasim Rasool Illyas and a number of others launched a vocal attack.

The meeting comes at a time when the Supreme Court is hearing a batch of petitions against the Allahabad High Court verdict in the Ayodhya dispute. Under the judgment, two-thirds of the disputed 2.7 acres of land - on which Babri Masjid stood before it was demolished o December 6, 1992 - was given to the Hindus.

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